Alien 5 is the beginning of new sequels, Sigourney Weaver Comes Back with Neill Blomkamp Teasing Peeks
With last week's reports that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ridley Scott in Alien 5, Neill Blomkamp, the director of the movie, gave some sneak peeks on his plans for the upcoming film and the possibility of future sequels.
In an interview with Empire, Blomkamp, who is promoting his upcoming film, Chappie, said that he has a lot of ideas which might be the basis of the next Alien films.
The District 9 director said "When I met Sigourney Weaver on the set of Chappie, I presumed that she would never want to play Ripley again... I also didn't know where you could go with her, given Alien 3 and 4. When I started to speaking to her, I just wanted to know more about the process of making the first two films. The first two are the ones that I care about.Then I started to realize there was a whole film - at least a film, if not more - that still contained Ripley, which I was really surprised by."
According to Blompkamp, he wants his Alien 5 to be a genetic sibling of Aliens. "To me, it's all Ridley Scott's world. I think on a creative level, combining any kind of Marvel-esque universe across all of the different franchises included in 'Predator' and 'Alien,' would be an egregious error."
With Michael Biehn, who last year starred in Tapped out and Hidden in the Woods, there is a big possibility that the story of Alien 5 might be embedded within Aliens and Alien 3. Biehn will return as fan favourite Corporal Hicks.
Blomkamp's latest film, "Chappie," is a science fiction film about the making of a thinking and feeling robot. The movie stars Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman and "Alien" heroine Sigourney Weaver. The movie also has South African rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser, known collectively as Die Antwoord whose music is Blomkamp inspiration for the movie.